This year, a few courses haven't merely entered our Top 100 lists, they've rocketed into the upper ranks. There are 11 rookies in all, including a mirage of a links in the Middle East. Seeing is believing, so c'mon, take a look.
An American visitor once asked a member why they'd built the course so close to the local airport. The polite member could only roll his eyes; locals have been playing golf since 1851, long before any airports or golf course rankings.
The foundation of a Top 100 experience is, and always will be, the golf course. Club life, however, isn't confined to birdies and bogeys. As a nod to the new Top 100 course lists, here's our top three locker rooms.